Survival Seed Banks, Part 3: Seed Storage Common Problems

| 1/3/2014 8:11:00 AM

If we are going to go to the expense and trouble of assembling a stash of seeds for use in the future then it is important to store them in a manner that is likely to provide viable seeds when we are ready to plant.

A great seed storage strategy should take into account all of the ways that seeds are commonly lost. In my personal experience, seeds are most commonly lost or damaged in the following ways. My list is sorted from most common to least common for my personal seed losses. I have never experienced a disaster, but included it on the list for the sake of completeness: human foibles, animals, bugs, moisture, heat, decay and disasters.

Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

Money-Saving Tips in Every Issue!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters